“Ioniq 5”, which is Hyundai Motor Company’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) equipped with its electric vehicle platform, is set to make its public appearance for the first time on February 25. It will be interesting to see what kind of reactions the Ioniq 5 will get from people around the world as it is the first model of Hyundai Motor Group that looks to start transitioning away from cars that run on engines.
According to Hyundai Motor Group on Tuesday, Hyundai Motor Company will reveal the Ioniq 5 online in real time on February 23. Along with the first public appearance, the company will also receive advance reservations on the model at the same time. The model’s release will begin in Europe starting from next month. It will be released in South Korea in April. The event will be in accordance with European times.
The official range of the model will also be made public for the first time. The long-range trim equipped with a 74 kWh battery has a range of 511 kilometers (based on WLTP) with single charge while the other trim equipped with a 58 kWh battery has a range of about 450 kilometers. Not only does the Ioniq 5 have much better use of space due to Hyundai Motor Group’s electric vehicle platform, it also has increased battery capacity as it is applied with the latest battery technology.
Compared to other electric vehicles that are priced similar to the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 5 has the highest range. Based on trims, the model’s price will fall somewhere between $49,000 (55 million KRW) and $58,000 (65 million KRW).
“Hyundai Motor Company will reveal the Ioniq 5 to the world on February 23.” said a representative for Hyundai Motor Group. “Advance reservations for the model will also be held at the same time and actual delivery of the model in South Korea will begin sometime in April.”
The Ioniq 5 is the first model to be equipped with Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform). It comes with two-wheel drive and it is also available in four-wheel drive. It is also the world’s first electric vehicle to be applied with V2L (Vehicle to Load) technology that allows electricity stored in the battery to be used freely and it can provide up to 24 kWh electricity.
Unlike other electric vehicles of the group, the Ioniq 5 is equipped with cameras instead of side mirrors and does not have a gearbox which allows free movement between the driver seat and passenger seat. Its unconventional design that allows front seats to be reclined in 180 degrees and others is the model’s feature that differentiates it from other electric vehicles. It is also excellent for car camping and it can be utilized as a replacement for diesel generator that is used for food trucks and event trucks.
It is also the first South Korean electric vehicle to support 350kW ultra-fast chargers and it has every ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) that Hyundai Motor Company has. It supports real-time firmware update (Over-the-air) and the industry’s first contactless charging service through “car pay”. It also has a highway driving assist feature called “HDA2” that supports semi-autonomous driving and is equipped with a 44-inch AR (Augmented Reality) HUD (Head-up Display).
Out of all electric vehicles that are currently sold globally, the model is seen as an electric vehicle with excellent performance compared to its price as it has an excellent driving performance, advanced safety and convenience features, and a huge interior space.
Its length, width, and height are 4,640, 1,890, and 1,600 millimeters respectively that are similar to that of Hyundai’s compact crossover SUV “Tucson”. On the other hand, its wheelbase that determines a car’s interior space is about 3,000 millimeters that is longer than that of Hyundai’s three-row SUV “Palisade (2900 mm)” and Hyundai’s mid-size sedan “Grandeur (2,885 mm)”.
Staff Reporter Park, Taejoon | firstname.lastname@example.org